Well that 8 minute part was tougher than I thought!.
All my apps are telling me I have slowed down, and even though I felt like a steam engine, my hr did not go stratospheric (or is this a sign of improving fitness?)
However I have made a decision today not to weigh myself, as I have gained around 4-5lbs, and am the heaviest I have been for several years. I have not been eating more, I did stop the 5:2 regime that i have followed for 3 years, as I figured initially I needed to focus on the running, but still in a calorie deficit so as long as my jeans still fasten I will try to keep positive and not stop for the sake of a few lbs.
Good luck to all having a go today🤗